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10-26-2011 @ 4:05PM
No auto-attack means the Monk might not need the same +x% damage boost in raids that the other melee are getting.Or at least a different percentage...That will then lead to problems balancing them in PvP - as they'll likely out-DPS the other melee there.My thinking here is that the biggest reason melee lose out in raid DPS is mobile mobs getting kited around by a tank. Unless the tank follows a predictable pattern, melee tend to spend a noticeable portion of the fight out of range for auto attack. Most melee have a few abilities that that have a semi-ranged range that they hit in these moments until the tank just gets too far or while closing back in.- The better your tank, the less of a problem this is. Tanks that like to bounce around like a PvP match hurt their melee DPS a lot, tanks the kite in paths based on the situation do the least harm to melee DPS.But with no auto-attack and boosted specials, the Monk is likely to have more moments in the 'gap widening or gap closing' space where she can hit, and not as much desire to close 'all the way in'. Chances are they'll be able to be a little bit outside of the hit-box more often than a rogue, warrior, or kitty. I suspect they'll be like a shaman - who can fall back on shocks and lightning while closing in again.Except the Monk equiv to "shocks" will likely be heavier hitters to make up for no 'white damage'.
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